Profs. Rus and Fleming Awarded $759K NSF Grant

Posted on 2018-08-01

Profs. Vasile Rus and Scott Fleming have been awarded a three-year, $759,136 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Vasile Rus Scott Fleming

The grant, titled "Investigating and Scaffolding Students' Mental Models during Computer Programming Tasks to Improve Learning, Engagement, and Retention," will focus on using educational technology in early computer science courses to increase students' programming skills, self-efficacy, and retention rates.

Profs. Rus and Fleming are co-PIs on the grant, along with Prof. Peter Brusilovsky from the University of Pittsburgh.